The Twisted Ones by T. Kingfisher

“This book is downright creepy and has a likable main character in Mouse.” – Misty, Adult & Teen Services

Mouse has been asked by her dad to clean out her dead grandmother’s house. The problem is that grandma was a hoarder, and that isn’t the worst of it. There’s something living in the woods behind the house.

Don’t You Forget About Me by Mhairi McFarlane

“I loved Georgina’s voice. The last twelve years of her life have been a series of bad dates, miserable jobs, and disappointment. She doesn’t give up. In fact, she sticks up for herself and doesn’t take prisoners doing it.” – Sharon, Kids Room

Fired and dumped on the same night, Georgina takes a new job before realizing that her boss, Lucas, is her first love. Will Lucas recognize her?

Daisy Jones & The Six by Taylor Jenkins Reid

“Daisy Jones & the Six is one of the best and most memorable audiobooks I have ever listened to! Written as a transcribed oral history, this book lends itself perfectly to the audio format. Narrated by a star-studded full cast of 21 narrators, the result is a memorable listening experience filled with unique characters who have amazing chemistry and authentic-sounding relationships.” – Van, Adult & Teen Services

Daisy Jones & the Six recounts the meteoric rise of a fictional seventies rock band and their mysterious fall from grace.

Please Don’t Be Dead by Fantastic Negrito

“It’s soul, it’s funk, it’s blues, it’s Fantastic!” – Kelly, Kids Room 

This two time Grammy winner connects with the audience and contemporary issues like none other that I’ve heard. The title comes from a near fatal car accident that left him in a coma for 3 weeks. His label dropped him during that time and he stopped making music for 7 years. He came back with a vengeance and we are luckier for it.

Learning to See by Elise Hooper

“I loved the fact that the book touched on the major events in Lange’s life and that it was an overview of her whole life rather than just a period. I was also so glad to see some of her photographs included. An engaging read that made me want to delve into Lange’s photography.” – Lora, Adult & Teen Services

In 1918, Dorothea has just moved to San Francisco with her friend, Fronsie, hoping to open up her own photography studio. Being a woman and having a foot withered by polio, she has to work even harder to achieve her dream. Soon, her portrait studio is a success and Dorothea has found love, but with the stock market crash of 1929, her life changes drastically. In Learning to See, author Hooper recounts Dorothea’s personal life and her photography career in novel form.

The Name of the Rose by Umberto Eco

“Clever and immersive, learned and witty, I was drawn into Eco’s ingenious story and warmly drawn characters.” – Fred, Adult & Teen Services

In 1327, scholar-monk Brother William of Baskerville is sent to an isolated Italian abbey to investigate a series of mysterious deaths. He conducts interviews, collects evidence, deciphers arcane symbols and manuscripts, and finally navigates the monastery’s labyrinthine library to confront the evil within.

I Thought My Father Was God by Paul Auster

“I am obsessed with people’s stories and backgrounds and the inner workings of America, especially from years ago.” – Brian, Public Relations

I Thought My Father Was God gathers 180 personal, true-life accounts in a single, powerful volume. They come from people of all ages, backgrounds, and walks of life. Half of the contributors are men; half are women. They live in cities, suburbs, and rural areas, and they come from 42 different states. Most of the stories are short, vivid bits of narrative, combining the ordinary and the extraordinary, and most describe a single incident in the writer’s life.